Hello Friends! It’s the February edition of Project 12 in 2012. How do you feel about the new challenge? (for all the information on Project 12 in 2012 click here!) I hope you are taking the opportunity to be free with your photos, to save the memorabilia if it strikes your fancy, and are finding inspiration by digging through 2 years of sketches put together by Becky Fleck here and here.
The sketch I chose to use this month came from October 2010:
I really liked that big circle and was excited to use this sketch again. I had considered making a big heart for Valentines Day or trimming out a big doily with my die cut machine, but instead, went with a couple of smaller doilies and more photos.
Can you tell how I was inspired by the sketch? A sketch is a great starting point, but for me, it’s always fun to use that as a guide and then let the photos and embellishments finish the design. With this new challenge, we are also working with the monthly Colour Suite, and for February, it looks like this:
With that color palette in mind, I dug through my stash and came out with some perfect prints from Crate Paper, as well as colored cardstock and stamps. Don’t have that purple? For some reason, I have Ranger distress ink in milled lavender, and was able to stamp some cardstock before trimming out my smaller hearts. I also used it to stamp the banner with a new My Minds Eye stamp set. Don’t forget to look to your ink when searching for a color you are missing!
My layout closeups:
With this sketch, I added a few extra photos, because as I was looking through my phone photos, there were a few I had forgotten, random moments like the way Payton was sitting while working on her Valentines (she sits just like her dad, with her feet crossed), a photo I took of my books as I was studying, and even the wreath I made for February on our front door.
Previously with Project 12, I would look through my digital files and choose what best captured the month. In 2012, I’m working hard to really capture the everyday too. I think you can see my life in these photos and that makes me happy but I put no pressure on myself and there are certainly days when no photos are taken. This is supposed to be about capturing your life, and about art. It should be fun. The only preplanning I did was to slip in an extra Valentine for Payton to sign just so I could use it for my layout. It was a covert mission and she had no idea. When you are 5 and have to sign your name 22 times, does it really matter if it ends up being 23? :) It really was quite convenient that the extra heart was purple.
Speaking of previous, we need to button up 2011 and hand out some prizes. If you played along with the December 2011 sketch and linked your work at my blog or at the SCT blog post that revealed the December sketch (or emailed your layout), you were in a drawing for a prize in December!
Cynthia B is the winner from SCT
Is the winner from my blog. Congratulations ladies, you won the Snow Day Collection from Pink Paislee! It’s just adorable. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and Pink Paislee will get that right out to you!
Thank you again for joining us this month for Project 12 in 2012! I hope you found something to inspire you and I’ll see you back here on March 15th sharp! Why don't you hop over here or here now and choose your sketch for February...a great place to start!
And be sure to check out February's Colour Suite and Summer's inspiration too. Just click here to see the beautiful cards Summer created from this month's colour palette!